Gov Uzodimma Finally Apologises to NLC President, Ajaero: “I Can’t Wish This to Happen to Anybody”

Gov Uzodimma Finally Apologises to NLC President, Ajaero: “I Can’t Wish This to Happen to Anybody”

  • The governor of Imo state has finally put to rest the issues involving him and the NLC president, Joe Ajaero
  • Although the Imo state government denied involvement in Ajaero's ordeal, Governor Hope Uzodimma insisted the attack on the labour leader is regrettable
  • The APC governor maintained that he had no issues with the labour leader and he was not aware Ajaero was in the state during the period of the whole fracas journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Imo state, Owerri - Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has cleared the air regarding his position on the attack and brutalisation of the president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero.

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Uzodimma apologises to NLC President Ajaero after he was attacked during a visit to Imo state. Photo credit: Hope Uzodimma, Comrade Joe Ajaero
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Uzodimma, during an interview on Channels TV's Politics Today on Thursday, November 9, described the attack as "regrettable".

The governor, who also condemned the action against the NLC president, hinted that he had no issues with the labour union in the state, Daily Trust reported.

Recall that Ajaero was beaten after he was arrested in Imo while leading a protest for better salaries in the state.

Although the Imo state government, in a statement, denied any involvement in Ajaero's attack.

Uzodimma, however, urged Ajareo to be more civilised while handling or dealing with issues involving organised labour and the government, The Punch report added.

Responding to questions regarding the development, Uzodimma said:

"Of course I have to apologize because it happened in my state."

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Meanwhile, reported that the Imo state police command said the labour unions lack the constitutional power to halt an election.

The police cautioned the unions' leaders against intimidating voters in Imo on Saturday, November 11. The Imo state police spokesperson, Henry Okoye, gave this warning.

The police spokesperson reiterated his colleagues' preparedness for the governorship poll.

Peter Obi reacts to attack on NLC President Ajaero

Meanwhile, Peter Obi, Labour Party flagbearer, reacted to Comrade Joe Ajaero's ordeal in Imo state.

Reacting via a post shared via his X page (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, November 2, Obi described the attack as a rude shock to Nigerians.

The LP chieftain maintained that the incident showed how lawlessness had become the order of the day in Nigeria.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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